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Repairs continue at flood-damaged Paiute Golf Resort

Reported by: Jen Wahl
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Updated: 10/31/2013 10:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Summer rain quickly turned the desert into a wasteland in August.

Torrential summer rains left the Paiute Golf Resort off the U.S. 95 a wasteland after August flood waters ran through it.

Now changes are happening.

“The rains hit up here on the mountain where the Carpenter 1 fire and the spring mountains and eventually came down through the mountain ranges and through the desert,” said General Manager Chad Gunier, adding that he could only watch and wait.

“We were obviously devastated. The facility was in perfect shape coming into the peak season,” Gunier said,

Monsoon storms washed out the busiest time of year for golf in Las Vegas.

“Business was heavily impacted. We lost about 100 percent of our inventory,” Gunier said.

Gunier says the clean-up and closures took about a $1 million toll on the property. All three courses were shut down in September. Snow Mountain opened in October and Sun Mountain opens on Friday.

“It’s one of our more popular courses with a lot of our members and locals. It’s a wonderful golf course,” Gunier said.

But one course, the most famous -- the Wolf Course -- is still under construction.

It’s about 95 percent ready to go. Crews are just working on details and cleaning up any extra finishing touches.

Club member Jim Jansen remembers the damage.

"It was devastating,” Jansen said. “From what I’ve seen, the Snow (Mountain) course is opening up. I saw the landscape change. You could clearly see where all the water has gone."

The Wolf Course is scheduled to re-open on January 1. The general manager said they're now working on flood plans in hopes of avoiding more devastation just like what happened in August.

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